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10th Anniversary of Princess Margaret’s Death

  February 9, 2012 at 6:00 am by

February 9th, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was the younger daughter of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. Princess Margaret passed away in 2002, after suffering the last of her several strokes. She has been unwell for almost two decades, having had an operation in 1985 in which part of … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits National Portrait Gallery

  February 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm by

In her first official solo outing, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery in London this evening. The Duchess toured the Lucian Freud exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow, February 9th. Upon arrival to the Gallery, Catherine was greeted by Gallery directors and the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. During her tour of the exhibition – which features 130 of Freud artworks, many of them nudes – the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Portrait

  February 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

The British Royal Court has published two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession, which occurs tomorrow, February 6th. The portraits were taken in December by Mr John Swannell, who has photographed members of the Royal Family on multiple occassions, including the Golden Jubilee portrait in 2002. One portrait shows the Queen alone, and then with her … Continue reading

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First Patronages Announced for Duchess of Cambridge

  January 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm by

Clarence House has revealed HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s first four patronages. The Duchess has become the patron of Action on Addiction and the National Portrait Gallery, London; as well as royal patron of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Art Room. In the past few months, the Duchess has spent time researching charities and organisations which approached her to become their patron. The St James’s Palace press release … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Recovering from Heart Surgery

  December 24, 2011 at 4:30 am by

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is currently recovering from heart surgery at Papworth Cardiothoracic Hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, after he was admitted there last night, local time. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke had been admitted to the hospital after having chest pains while at the Royal Family’s Sandringham House estate. Prince Philip was flown to the hospital in a helicopter. Doctors at the hospital, renowned for its cardiothoracic facilities, … Continue reading

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The Cambridges & Prince Harry attend The Millies

  December 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm by

Earlier this evening, London time, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales attended The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum. The royal trio walked the red carpet to the delight of photographers, with the Duchess braving London’s 7°C night without a coat or shawl to cover her bare shoulders. Catherine wore a black velvet strapless evening gown designed by Alexander McQueen, and debuted … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Visits to Mark Diamond Jubilee Year

  December 14, 2011 at 9:03 am by

Buckingham Palace today released details of next year’s Commonwealth visits, which shall be taking place in conjunction with HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will not be undertaking any overseas trips, instead focusing on the United Kingdom region. They will visit Wales, Scotland, the Midlands and East Anglia, the four corners of England as well as London. These visits will take place … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

  December 14, 2011 at 12:15 am by

December 14th, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, the Prince Consort’s death at the age of 42 in 1861. Born His Serene Highness Prince Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, Duke of Saxony on August 26th, 1819 at the Schloss Rosenau in Coburg, he was the second son of the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, Ernest I, and his first wife, Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg. … Continue reading

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The 1936 Abdication Crisis

  December 11, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The day is December 11th, 1936. Great Britain begins its day with an Edward VIII, and ends the day with a George VI.  His Majesty’s Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 had passed through parliament. Sparking what was dubbed ‘The Abdication Crisis’, His Majesty King Edward VIII’s request to marry his lover, Mrs Wallis Simpson, was debated by parliamentarians, religious leaders, the press and the public during the month leading up … Continue reading

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Royals in Red

  November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am by

Several royals have been seen in red these days at different events. Red is not such an easy color for many to pull off, but some royals do pull it off very well. Let’s not forget that the color red is one of Fall 2011′s “It” colors. Princess Eugenie was spotted at a party in a red dress with a silver sequined gilet (see here) while her sister Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Remembrance Day 2011

  November 15, 2011 at 1:50 am by

Following annual tradition, the British Royal Family gathered on Sunday November 13th to mark the 2011 Remembrance Day, with a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the second Sunday in November, to remember the men and women who have died fighting for their country. Queen Elizabeth II led the thousands in attendance in two minutes silence at 11am to honour the dead, before … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary, William & Catherine Team Up for East Africa

  November 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple today welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Copenhagen, to increase awareness for the famine currently ongoing in North-East Africa (known as the Horn of Africa).  The Duke and Duchess, William and Catherine, arrived in Copenhagen around lunchtime and headed straight over to Amalienborg for a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace. Photographers and members of … Continue reading

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Cambridges to Visit Copenhagen

  October 26, 2011 at 8:48 am by

Clarence House and the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Copenhagen on November 2nd. The couple will first have a private lunch with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before the group pays a visit to the UNICEF emergency distribution centre in the Danish capital. The purpose of the visit is … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Arrive in Australia, Visit Canberra

  October 20, 2011 at 5:09 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Australia yesterday, beginning their eleven-day official visit. The royal couple arrived in the nation’s capital, Canberra, yesterday afternoon. The Queen and The Duke were greeted at Canberra’s RAAF Fairbairn Base by Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Australian Federation Guard military band played God Save The Queen, while a 21-gun salute sounded a short distance away. Wearing … Continue reading

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Cameron Proposes Changes to Succession

  October 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The hot topic amongst British royal watchers going into this week is Prime Minister David Cameron’s October 12th reveal that he has proposed changes to 1701 Act of Succession, which determines the line of succession to the British throne. The proposed changes would install equal primogeniture into the line of succession – meaning that a first-born child would be heir, regardless of gender – and would abolish the Catholic clause, … Continue reading

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Second Child for Peter and Autumn Phillips

  October 15, 2011 at 5:01 am by

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Princess Royal’s son, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn are expecting their second child. The news was broken earlier today, London time, by the BBC. Autumn is expected to give birth in March 2012, providing Queen Elizabeth II with a diamond jubilee baby – perhaps fittingly from her silver jubilee baby (Peter was born in 1977, the year which marked the Queen’s twenty-fifth anniversary … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – September Events

  October 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm by

  3rd September 2011 The Queen and David Cameron attended the annual Braemar Gathering along with Prince Philip.  The Prince of Wales as Royal Colonel of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attended a Colours Parade and Families Day at Fort George, Inverness. 4th September 2011 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the Sunday service at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral, where they are currently … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Heading to Australia

  September 25, 2011 at 7:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to undertake their sixteenth official visit to Australia in the tail end of October, as was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Australian Prime Minister’s office this week. The purpose of the visit is for the Queen to open the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Perth beginning on October 26th. The meeting will … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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British Royal Family – July/August Events

  September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am by

The Summer months are usually a time of rest and relaxation for the royals, but it seems the British Royal Family were as busy as ever. July 4th – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met with Queen Elizabeth at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. July 4th – Princess Anne has arrived in Botswana for a two day official visit. It’s her third official visit to Botswana after 1999 … Continue reading

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